US Patent 8,951,752
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
The invention provides isolated nucleic acid encoding one or more gene products that allow for degradation of caffeine and related structures, and for preparation of intermediates in that catabolic pathway. Further provided are methods of using one or more of those gene products.
Subramanian, Venkiteswaran; Louie, Michael Tai-man; and Summers, Ryan N-demethyase genes and uses thereof. US Patent 8,951,752 filed October 18, 2012 and issued February 10, 2015. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/633